When he finally cuts to the chase, Anderson posits, "[T]he superordinate category should not be ‘TESOL’, and definitely not ‘TEFL’, but ‘TEAL’ – Teaching English as an Additional Language," which is exactly what I was thinking when I started reading his post.
He never learned his parent’s native language of Japanese, and they never encouraged him to do so. To his chagrin, he didn’t learn Spanish, either. He wants to ensure that students in his district don’t lose part of their cultural heritage as he did.
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